Teaching Strategies, LLC
  • Technology Development
  • Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Teaching Strategies is a dynamic early childhood education company that provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through kindergarten.  With ground-breaking solutions and a strong belief that the most powerful way to impact child outcomes is to improve teacher effectiveness, Teaching Strategies has been supporting the critical work of early childhood educators for over 25 years.

As a company, our philosophy is that the best outcomes result from working together as a team. Located in downtown Bethesda, MD, our company's headquarters are within steps from Bethesda Row and the Bethesda Metro stop. Candidates who fit with our values, vision, and mission will find a casual and fun work environment that fosters creativity, innovation and career growth. Along with great benefits and competitive compensation packages, we at Teaching Strategies pride ourselves on the impact we have on the early childhood field through supporting teachers who are doing the most important work there is - teaching children to become creative, confident thinkers.

Position overview

Teaching Strategies is looking for highly talented, innovative and creative software engineers to join it's technology development team.  We're looking for engineers that want to make a real impact in early childhood education.  Our platform is a quickly evolving system so you need to be someone ready to take on challenging refactoring work, new technologies and automation, automation, automation.  You will work closely with the operations team to ensure that our platform is performing at optimal performance.

Specific roles and responsibilities:  

  • You maintain, write and test clean and efficient code
  • You design code that is both scalable and secure
  • You seek to constantly improve application performance through platform innovation
  • You enjoy providing input and feedback when creating new features
  • You are believer in executing regular deployments and utilize continuous integration tools (automation)
  • You follow best practices and SCRUM estimation processes
  • You participate in user experience feedback and technical concerns to create the best possible product for our end-user
  • You are comfortable working closely with designers and are interested in the overall product development process
  • You're always looking to expand your technical knowledge; you thirst for what you can discover tomorrow
  • You are a person who deeply cares about the work you produce and believe your role is bigger than just a paycheck

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field
  • 3+ years of solid work experience in software engineering
  • Experience working with JavaScript, Python, Ruby, and/or Java
  • Hands-on experience in a production SaaS environment
  • Understanding of design patterns and agile development
  • Commitment to following security best practices
  • Professional and personal experience with configuration management tools (Salt, Chef or Puppet) is a plus

Teaching Strategies, LLC is an equal opportunity employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individual with Disabilities.

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